Veneers

LUMINEERS

Lumineers are porcelain veneers that offer the painless way to a permanently whiter and perfectly aligned smile. Your dentist can apply these contact lens-thin "smile shapers" to teeth without any grinding or shaving, transforming teeth into a naturally beautiful smile that looks perfect for every individual. Lumineers can even be placed over existing crown or bridgework without having to replace them. Lumineers are the painless, permanent cosmetic solution for stained, chipped, discoloured or misaligned teeth. Lumineers can be made in just 2-3 visits to Estetica, and it is completely reversible since your natural tooth structure is still intact! Get your perfect smile today!

VENEERS

Porcelain veneers are one of the most pleasing restorative procedures. Porcelain veneers are thin, custom-made laminates that are placed on your teeth permanently. They can be used to close gaps, resurface discoloured teeth, replace worn surfaces and edges, and straighten teeth. Veneers cover mostly the visible front part of the tooth. They wrap over the biting edge of the tooth. You won’t feel that they are there.

What happens during the Veneers restorative procedure?

In most cases, patients need two to three appointments for the entire procedure: diagnosis and treatment planning, preparation, and bonding.

Diagnosis and treatment planning:

It's critical that you take an active role in the smile design. Spend time in the decision-making and planning of your smile. Ask questions and understand the corrective limitations of the procedure. If necessary, have more than one consultation to feel comfortable that your dentist understands your objectives.

Preparation of teeth:

To prepare the teeth for your Veneers, your teeth are lightly buffed to allow for the small added thickness of the veneer. Usually, about a half a millimetre of the tooth is removed, which may require a local anaesthetic. At this appointment, a mold is taken of the teeth, which is sent to a dental lab for the fabrication of the veneers. This should take no longer than two weeks for your new smile to be created. In most cases your dentist will fit you with a temporary veneers during the fabrication of your new veneers.

Bonding of your Veneers:

First, the dentist places the veneers with water or glycerine on the teeth to check their fit and get a true sense of their shade or colour. While the veneers are resting on your teeth, make sure you view the aesthetic results and pay particular attention to the colour. At this point, the colour of the Veneers can still be adjusted with the shade of the cement to be used. The colour cannot be altered after veneers are cemented. To apply your Veneers, your teeth are cleaned with specific dental cleansers to achieve a firm and permanent bond. Then special cements are sandwiched between the veneer and tooth, a visible light beam initiates the release of a catalyst to harden the cement and your new smile is in place.

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